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Baby Birds: Risky Living Until They Take Flight

It's YellowBird's THIRD birthday. And that's hard to believe, for so many reasons. I filed incorporation papers in July 2019 with the idea of changing the way EHS consultants and safety experts market themselves and how companies source those knowledge holders.

  • 8/5/22
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How Energy Prices Are Creating Industrial Manufacturing Safety Concerns

In their recent report, "Driving Toward Disaster," the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) projected that the rising cost of electricity, natural gas, and diesel fuel to industrial manufacturing companies in 2022 would be 41.4 billion USD higher than in 2021.

  • 5/27/22
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What Should & Shouldn't Be Included on Your EHS Professional Resume

For many companies, the process of hiring an environmental health and safety (EHS) professional can be expensive. Therefore, these companies need to make sure that the person they hire for the job will positively impact their business.

  • 5/5/22
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How to Handle Heat Stress Prevention & Training: Spotting Heat Stress Symptoms and More

Heat stress is one of the most dangerous workplace hazards and is a threat to anyone working in hot environments or is otherwise exposed to extreme heat. If affected workers can't cool down in time, they may start to experience a variety of symptoms that can lead to serious health concerns.

  • 4/15/22
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What Businesses Need to Know About OSHA Violations & Increased Fines in 2022

Whether you're a business owner, a compliance officer, or a manager, it's a safe bet that workplace safety is one of your top concerns. You're probably also worried about keeping up with the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations so that your business doesn't get penalized.

  • 3/15/22
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Black History Month Spotlight: Bradford Holman

In honor of Black History Month, an annual observance of Black and African Americans’ accomplishments through adversity, YellowBird is celebrating Black EHS Professionals from across the country. We chatted with Bradford Holman, CSP, ASP, OHST, CHST, CSHO, SSH, LSP, CSM, COSS, CSD, ASC.

  • 02/24/2022
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Black History Month Spotlight: Crystal D. Turner-Moffatt, The Safety Diva™

In honor of Black History Month, an annual observance of Black and African Americans’ accomplishments through adversity, YellowBird is celebrating Black EHS Professionals from across the country. We chatted with Crystal D. Turner-Moffatt Ph.D. (can) MS CSP SMS ASP CHST.

  • 02/17/2022

The Important Role of HR Compliance in Safety

When a company makes HR compliance a top priority, the number of workplace incidents it experiences will likely decline while overall worker safety improves. In addition, closely following the direction of HR compliance will minimize the number of penalties or fines issued by government agencies, resulting in fewer liabilities and project interruptions that can slow down production.

  • 02/17/2022

How Safety Consultant Services Can Help Prevent Event Tragedies

When attending sporting events, concerts, and festivals, we often take safety for granted. We assume that no accidents or emergencies will arise and that everything will go smoothly. That's usually the case because people behind the scenes — including event organizers and safety consultants — meticulously prepare and plan the event ahead of time.

  • 02/08/2022

Your HR Compliance Checklist In 2022

As we enter 2022, it is important to get off on the right foot and set the tone for a year of minimized errors, compliant operations, and positive growth. Safe, productive, and compliant businesses aren't built overnight — they require careful planning, preparation, and regular audits.

  • 02/01/2022

Stop Overlooking Fire Safety Training

Among the many disruptions that can impact your business, a fire is by far one of the most dangerous and potentially devastating. It's essential to educate your employees on proper fire safety training so that you can ensure a safe and secure work environment for everyone.

  • 01/11/2022

Which OSHA Courses Do Your Employees Need?

By implementing industrial standards and educating both employees and employers on proper safety practices, OSHA has been able to boost worker safety while helping businesses realize the full benefits of proper safety precautions. However, the diversity of safety protocols needed across American workplaces makes choosing the proper OSHA courses a daunting task. The OSHA 10 and 30-hour courses are two of the most common safety courses available, and they cover different topics in varying degrees of detail. Here's a look at each.

  • 01/04/2022

What is the Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria? (And How Would Your Business Score?)

A company's environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) score describes its perceived performance on environmental, social, and governance topics to consumers. The issues can be materially important to a company's stakeholders and compelling for other non-financial reasons.

  • 12/28/2021

The 6 Keys to Finding the Best EHS Jobs as a Consultant

The demand for environmental health and safety (EHS) jobs has been rising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the EHS profession will grow by 7 percent per year between now and 2030. Additionally, the rise of the gig economy has opened the door for one-off, freelance, and contract work, giving EHS professionals numerous opportunities to find consulting jobs.

  • 12/23/2021

Why Your Business is Struggling to Find the Right EHS Consultant

EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) rules and regulations are designed to protect your workers and the public. Compliance is a commitment to your employees that you'll keep them as safe as possible, and promise to treat the environment responsibly.

  • 11/23/2022
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What is Environmental Compliance and Why Your Company Needs to Take it Seriously

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates environmental compliance...but what does that mean to you? Learn more about the top requested environmental services.

  • 11/16/21
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Safety Consultant Services That Make the Manufacturing Industry More Efficient and Mistake Free

The Manufacturing Industry comes with its own set of challenges, learn more about how a Safety Consultant can help make your operation more efficient and less hazardous.

  • 11/9/21
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How to Prepare Your Business for an Emergency

Emergencies can occur at any time, is your business prepared for a worst case scenario?

  • 11/2/21
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How an EHS Professional Improves Oil and Gas Safety

With all the hazards found in the Oil & Gas industry, it's important to make EHS a priority!

  • 10/26/21
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How OSHA10 Makes Your Company and Employees Safer

To improve safety measures at your company, you may want to invest in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour training for your workers. Primarily intended for entry-level employees, the OSHA10 training addresses workplace safety and prepares workers for routine hazards they may encounter.

  • 9/14/21
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Understanding Lockout Tagout

Heavy machinery and industrial equipment can be extremely dangerous, especially when maintenance is needed. To help prevent workplace injuries, OSHA established a series of procedural standards for dealing with various forms of hazardous energy like electrical, thermal, and hydraulic -- these safety procedures are known as lockout tagout (LOTO).

  • 9/7/21
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YellowBird: 2 Years in on our Amazing Journey

Two years into the journey of a startup, COO & Co-Founder Michelle Tinsley reflects on the past two years and what's coming next for YellowBird!

  • 9/2/21
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How HazCom Training Will Keep Your Business and Vendors Safe

HazCom, also known as the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS, or HazCom), is a type of training protocol that will keep your business and vendors safe. It ensures and promotes chemical safety in your workplace by making it mandatory to develop and disseminate important information about the identities and hazards related to chemicals.

  • 9/14/21
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Your 2021 Guide to OSHA Compliance

The standards and regulations that govern workplace safety are constantly changing. OSHA updates its literature every month to remain current with the many risks associated with industrial equipment, chemicals, machinery, and potentially hazardous energy.

  • 8/24/21
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Why Employees Should Have CPR and AED Certification

Cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly fails to function properly, potentially causing individuals to collapse and lose consciousness. According to OSHA estimates, some 10,000 people experience cardiac arrest in their workplace every year.

  • 7/5/21
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Top 10 EHS Needs in Logistics and Trucking

June 28 is the 3rd annual National Logistics Day, a day to recognize the services and professionals within the logistics transportation field. In the past year, the logistics and trucking industry has been more essential than ever, delivering medicine, groceries and other goods where they were needed.

  • 6/28/21
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How Does Better Safety Culture Reduce Insurance & Workers' Comp Risk?

Improved EHS programs can help workers stay safe, as well as improve morale and reduce absenteeism. Insurers can play a major role in helping companies improve their programs.

  • 6/8/21
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How a Sustainability Consultant Will Help Your Company Save Money and Scarce Resources

A sustainability consultant supplies a diverse portfolio of sustainability services. One such service is an energy audit. A formal and scientific audit can help reduce your energy consumption, cost, and waste.

  • 6/1/21
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What Will You Gain From an OSHA 30 Training?

An OSHA 30-hour training verifies that an individual has received education on workplace health and safety standards. In 1970, OSHA — or the Occupational Health and Safety Administration — was established to protect individuals from unsafe work conditions. To achieve this, OSHA created a set of compliance standards that address a variety of safety hazards in the workplace.

  • 5/25/21
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What Should Your SPCC Plan Include?

Thousands of oil spills occur within the U.S. every year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Response and Restoration. Most of these are minor spills amounting to less than a barrel in size, but some over the past 50 years have had a catastrophic impact on the environment and local communities.

  • 5/18/21
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My Story, Kindness, and a Bottle of Water: Another Lefty's Life Lesson

Raising money is hard, really hard. Even with a successful track record, an experienced team, and a great model, you are guaranteed to get MANY more no's than yes's. I've gotten better at the 'pitch' thanks to the kindness of the Angels and VC's who have given their honest feedback like, "Wait are you a staffing company, a temp agency or contract labor force?"

  • 5/13/21
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3 Types of Safety Audits & How They Differ from Safety Inspections

Raising money is hard, really hard. Even with a successful track record, an experienced team, and a great model, you are guaranteed to get MANY more no's than yes's. I've gotten better at the 'pitch' thanks to the kindness of the Angels and VC's who have given their honest feedback like, "Wait are you a staffing company, a temp agency or contract labor force?"

  • 5/4/21
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Compliance Corner: OSHA's Proposed Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard

In April, 2021, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration extended the comment period for new proposed updates to the 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication standard. Stakeholders, employers, employees, and the general public now have until May 19, 2021 to review the proposal and make necessary comments concerning the proposed changes.

  • 4/27/21
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